Trial Kicks Off In Case Against Ex-Abramoff Staffer

Law360, New York (October 18, 2010, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The trial for ex-lobbyist Kevin Ring, the last associate of Jack Abramoff left in the government's crosshairs, kicked off on Monday, despite a fresh spat over what prosecutors could tell jury members about the legality of campaign contributions.

Prosecutors and attorneys for Ring began jury selection for the second time in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a process that could take up to three days, sources said. Ring is facing his second trial after a previous jury deadlocked last October and forced...
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